Ford Fuel Pump Problems Results in Recall of 90,000 Vehicles
Ford Motor Co. is recalling about 90,000 vehicles worldwide, due to potentially defective fuel pumps that could cause affected vehicles to stall suddenly, posing a potentially serious auto accident risk.
The Ford fuel pump recall was announced in a press release issued on August 24, indicating that some Ford Taurus, Flex, Police Interceptors, Transit, Lincoln MK5 and MKT vehicles were affected. No accidents have been linked to the fuel pump problem.
“In the affected vehicles, the fuel pump control module could fail, which may cause an engine to not start or stall,” the Ford press release warns. “In some cases, the engine could stall without warning while driving and without the ability to restart, increasing the risk of a crash.”
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The recall affects about 88,151 vehicles worldwide, including 77,502 sold in the U.S. and its territories, 7,353 sold in Canada, and 1,083 sold in Mexico. According to the press release, affected vehicles include:
- 2013-15 Ford Taurus with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Chicago Assembly Plant, August 25, 2011 to May 31, 2015
- 2013-15 Ford Flex with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Oakville Assembly, September 12, 2011 to May 29, 2015
- 2013-15 Lincoln MKS with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Chicago Assembly Plant, August 31, 2011 to May 31, 2015
- 2013-15 Lincoln MKT with 3.5-liter gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine built at Oakville Assembly, September 12, 2011 to May 29, 2015
- 2013-15 Ford Police Interceptor sedan, all engines, built at Chicago Assembly, Sept. 8, 2011 to May 31, 2015
Ford reports that dealers will provide free inspections and replacement of fuel control modules on affected vehicles free of charge.
The press release also announced that the company was recalling about 2,500 2015-16 model year Ford Transit 3.2 -liter diesel vehicles due to defective fuel injection pumps that could also cause those vehicles to stall. It is also issuing a safety compliance recall for about 23,000 2017 Ford Escape vehicles in order to update its power window software due to a risk that the configuration may cause them to close with too much force.
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